ocean city: Ocean City,Maryland: Hey,Girls! What Are You Doing Next Tuesday Night? - 11/16/13 05:14 AM
Ocean City,Maryland:Hey, Girls! What Are You Doing Next Tuesday Night?
If you're here at the beach in Ocean City next Tuesday night, let me suggest a fun and reasonably priced evening.
First of all, call the movie theaters (Sun 'N Surf or Gold Coast Mall) and see what  features are playing.  It's $5 Tuesday!  That's right! All non-3D movies cost just $5!  What a bargain!
After you've laughed, cried or scared yourself silly, drive down to Hooked on 81st street!  This restaurant has fabulous, non-traditional food and every Tursday night is Ladie's Night!  That means that their wonderful, yummy menu is 1/2 priced for … (1 comments)

ocean city: Another Ocean City, Maryland Holiday Favorite! - 11/11/13 01:47 AM
Another Ocean City, Maryland Holiday Favorite!
Every year, beginning the last weekend in November (actually Thanksgiving weekend!), Ocean City, Maryland has "Light Up Downtown"!  During this time, the businesses and residents turn on their Christmas decorations and displays! And light up the town! (Although, truth be told, lots of us turn them on before the Official turn-on, because we just can't wait!)
The exact dates are Nov. 29-Dec. 14 (weekends only).  Besides seeing Holiday decorations, there are many activities to do, ie: singing, dancing, carriage rides, Santa,etc.  The activities take place in Sunset Park, which is located on the south end of Philadelphia Ave. Bayside. For … (0 comments)

ocean city: Get Ready for the Holidays in Ocean City, Maryland! - 11/04/13 01:03 AM
Get Ready for the Holidays in Ocean City, Maryland!
When you look at your calendar, you realize that the HOLIDAYS will be here before you can say "Where did 2013 go?"!
So NOW is the time to mark your calendar with upcoming events.  Ocean City,MD has a ton of events for you to attend.  One event that occurs every year is the Holiday Shoppers Fair.  It begins the day after Thanksgiving(Nov. 29th) at the Ocean City Convention Center.  Vendors, who have a variety of wares, continue to amaze with their creative endeavors. Team sports items, tree decorations, paintings, wall hangings, baby items, are … (1 comments)

ocean city: Trying to Find Active Listings in OCEAN CITY, Maryland? - 11/01/13 04:54 AM
Trying to Find Active Listings in OCEAN CITY, Maryland?
Finding Listings to suit YOUR criteria can be totally frustrating, especially if those sites are not up-tp-date! There are a ton of well-known sites on the Web, but only one site gives you accurate and up-to-the-minute Listings! You can access this site by going to my website (listed below) and clicking on "Search MLS Listings" at the bottom left on the first page.  Call me if you'd like me to automaticly email you listings with your criteria.  The Listings arrive in your inbox as soon as they are entered into our LOCAL MLS … (3 comments)

ocean city: Need a Cute Little Condo of Your Own in Ocean City, MD? - 11/01/13 04:20 AM
Need a Cute Little Condo of Your Own in Ocean City, MD?
I've got the unit for you! It's a small, one bedroom unit that has easy maintainance. The hidden secret about the unit is IT'S GOT A GREAT WATERVIEW! Priced at $115,000, it's totally affordable!
Check out my website for more info!
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ocean city: Fall Activities Still Abound in Ocean City, Maryland! - 11/01/13 04:03 AM
Fall Activities Still Abound in Ocean City, Maryland!
Just because the weather has a tiny chill in it, doesn't mean that there are no activities to attend at the beach!  Now is the time to check www.ococean.com for the upcoming fun activities!
The Christmas Craft Expo and the Fallfest of Fine Art are both scheduled for this weekend- 11/2-3,2013!  Rev up your car and head "down the ocean, Hon'"!
Hope to see you here!
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ocean city: OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND: The Second Season Begins! - 10/16/13 01:56 AM
OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND: The Second Season Begins!
As most of you know, Ocean City, MD is located on the coastline ,bordering the Atlantic Ocean. It is a barrier island,about 10 miles long & 1/2 mile wide. Our main season takes place during the warmer months.
We are now entering what is called "Ocean City's Second Season"!  This is when the crowds have thinned out and the people are seeking a less crowded beach on which to walk and absorb solitude. Now is a fabulous time to vacation!  Rentals are cheaper, restaurants have no lines and offer less expensive menus, and there … (5 comments)

ocean city: First March 2011 & Now April 2011; Stats Are Even Better! - 06/14/11 02:53 PM
First March 2011 & Now April 2011 ; Stats Are Even Better!
As I stated in an earlier blog, concerning the increased Real Estate sales for March 2011 in Worcester County Maryland, we are seeing Buyers purchasing their dream homes at the beach!  When we compare April 2010 to April 2011, we have an increase of 27.7% of homes purchased!  Of the 24 counties located in Maryland, only 5 counties can claim an INCREASE during April!  Ocean City's valuable Real Estate has a lot to do with these numbers climbing! I'm looking forward to this trend continuing through the rest of 2011!
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ocean city: Stats Are In For Worcester County Maryland... March 2011! - 06/14/11 02:39 PM
Stats Are In For Worcester County Maryland... March 2011!
Although March 2011 seems like a long time ago, it's great to know that Worcester County,MD actually had a 4.4% increase in Real Estate sales as compared to 2010! What is really great about this increase is the fact that out of the 24 counties in Maryland only 9 saw an increase in sales compared to March 2010!  In my opinion, this statistic is the result of Buyers realizing the great values available in Ocean City Maryland, a fabulous beach town located on the Atlantic Ocean!
I think we'll continue to see … (2 comments)

ocean city: Craig's List... Who Knew? - 04/27/11 06:45 AM
My friend recently had a year-round rental available for rent in Ocean City, MD.  Before she advertised it for rent in one of our 2 local papers that are published every Friday, she decided to try it on Craig's List,a free internet site!  She had a tremendous response and had it rented within the week!
Since my tenant of 4 years decided to move, I too decided to advertise on Craig's List for a yearly tenant.  I had a very large response and quickly signed a lease with a very nice gentleman.
Then I had a call from a friend asking … (7 comments)

ocean city: Today's The Day!!! - 01/04/11 07:05 AM
Today's The Day!!!
It was suppose to happen last May.  And then in June.  And then September.  And then December.
But on January 4,2011, it actually happened!  Ocean Downs CASINO opened! (Located in Berlin,MD... about 10 minutes from Ocean City,MD!)
Now this might not be a big deal if you live in Las Vegas,NV or Atlantic City,NJ.  But this resort town is excited!  We have tons of fun things to do while vacationing in Ocean City,Maryland. And now we have one more!
GAMBLING!
There are about 720 Slot machines available.  (Table games are not available.)
I haven't been there YET!  I'll … (2 comments)

ocean city: Magnetic Car Signs Are a Great Marketing Tool! - 09/15/10 06:32 AM
Magnetic Car Signs Are a Great Marketing Tool!
I want to share something that occurred at the local Ocean City gas station this morning.
I was pumping much needed gas when I started chatting with the fellow at the next pump.  He was gassing his motorcycle.  It's Bike Week in Ocean City Maryland and I assumed he was a tourist.  It turns out that he is a local.
He looked at the signs on my car and requested a handful of my business cards.  Apparently, he is a local BUS DRIVER and likes to give REALTOR cards to the people who … (3 comments)

ocean city: The Tourists Have Arrived in OCEAN CITY,Maryland - 07/04/10 07:23 AM
The Tourists Have Arrived!  Summer has officially begun in Ocean City, Maryland! It's sunny,hot and a perfect beach day here at the BEACH!
There will be 3 sets of fireworks tonight! Northside Park, Division Street over the Ocean and 49th Street,bayside thanks to Seacret's! If you're not here in Ocean City, get in your car and start driving!
Happy 4TH of July from Ocean City, Maryland!
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ocean city: Updates From OCEAN CITY (& surrounding areas) in MARYLAND! - 04/18/10 06:45 AM
Updates From OCEAN CITY (& surrounding areas) in MARYLAND!
This is a report from our wonderful MLS system,FLEX, for the week of April 8th thru April 15th,2010!
In Ocean City, MD: 36 New Condo Listings & 4 Single Family Listings..... 30 Condos went Pending & 1 Single Family
                                      ... 16 Condos Settled & 1 Single Settled !! It was a great week!
In Ocean Pines & Berlin,MD:  15 New Single Family Homes were Listed.... 7 Single Family Homes went Pending....
                             ...  5 Single Family Homes Settled!! ... No new Condo activity!   Lots of … (3 comments)

ocean city: Planning Your MAY Vacation In Ocean City,Maryland! - 03/28/10 05:15 AM
Planning Your MAY Vacation In Ocean City,Maryland!
While making your May vacation plans at the beach, please consider some of these fun activities to enhance your time spent here:
May 1...Crab Soup Cookoff!  For a tiny pittance, taste & help judge these yummy crab soup recipes!
May 6-9... Springfest in Ocean City!  This is one of the BIGGEST Festivals of the year.  It is used to kick-off the Summer Season! 2 huge tents house the Crafts, Food, & Entertainment!
May 7-8... Music Festival for the upper grades!  Held at the Convention Center!
May 15-16... Salute to the Services! Special discounts to … (1 comments)

ocean city: I Need Recommendations! - 03/18/10 09:15 AM
I've had a fiasco of a week trying to order a new printer!  I ordered, it didn't come, I re-ordered, the 1st one came, it was the wrong one (discovered this after getting someone to carry it up to my office and then back to my car!), I cancelled second order, it's coming ANYWAY, I'm driving from Ocean City, Md to Dover, Delaware tomorrow to return first printer and BUY one while I'm standing in the store!!!!... at a DIFFERENT STORE!!!
Can anyone recommend a workhorse of an all-in-one PRINTER for under $250?
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ocean city: First the Snow and Now the Rain! What's Happening in OCEAN CITY,MD? - 03/12/10 07:42 AM
First the Snow and Now the Rain!  What's Happening?
This is Ocean City, Maryland, known for it's WARM, SUNNY weather, beautiful beaches and fun activities!  Of late, you'd think we had moved the town about 200 miles to the north!  We've had tons of snow, which has finally melted , but, apparently, we're now in the monsoon season!
It's pouring and foggy!
I'm still hoping that we awaken to bright, sunny skys tomorrow ,so we can all enjoy the St. Patrick's Day Parade and all the fun at 45th Street!
However, if Mother Nature doesn't cooperate, we can still all have … (3 comments)

ocean city: At Last! We're Snowless! - 03/05/10 02:22 AM
What a winter we've had here at the beach!  Snow, snow and more snow!  When asked about our NORMAL winter weather, I usually reply that we might have an inch of slush here and there.  Not this year!  We've had enough snow for 10 years!  (Actually, I've been in Ocean City, MD since 1992 and only remember 1 snow storm of any substance!)
It is now forecasted to be a wonderful, sunny weekend here at the beach!  Hang up your snow shovels, grab your windbreaker and head to Ocean City!  Don't forget to visit our 3 mile Boardwalk!
 
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ocean city: What's In Your Survival Kit? - 02/26/10 05:38 AM
What's In Your Survival Kit?
As I mentioned in a Blog a few weeks ago, my van got stranded in a snow drift during Ocean City's first blizzard-like snowfall.  Since the Ocean City police had commandeered all of AAA's tow trucks, my van remained stuck for 2 days!  My only option was to stay at a nearby hotel... for 2 days!
After this non-life threatening, but certainly inconvenient, adventure, I decided that my vehicle needed a "survival kit"!
This bag( it's approximately 5"x8"x10") is what now resides in the back of my van: it contains.... tee-shirt (cover-up/nightshirt), underwear, sox, tooth care … (5 comments)

ocean city: Dressing DOWN For Success! - 02/22/10 02:47 AM
Dressing DOWN For Success! 
This might sound a bit strange but I had to change my mode of dressing when I moved to OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND!
I started in real estate in 1986 in Severna Park, MARYLAND.  This was a PRIMARY market area. Because we are judged on how we present ourselves, it was suits (not sports coats!) for the men and suits/dresses with nylons and heels for the women!  This mode of dressing was very appropriate for the communities between Baltimore and Annapolis!
Then in 1992, I moved to OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND, a SECONDARY market place.  I continued dressing as … (10 comments)

 
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